Monday, October 19, 2015

112:120 Who Was Thomas Jefferson? by Dennis Brindell Fradin

Children's history of Thomas Jefferson.  As with the previous one we read about George Washington, we get a more complete life picture of Thomas Jefferson from childhood through death.  I like this as we are able to see more of the whole picture and place the man in his time which helps to give a better idea of who he really was rather than just the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence and then bought the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon.  He dealt with a lot of tragedy and had a lot of flaws but that only makes his accomplishments stand out that much more which is something that is lost in more traditional school history books.

Page count: 103p/29,405p ytd/244,321p lifetime

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